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The Forest Park Community Center (FPCC), located at 1017 Woodruff Rd, Joliet, has been improving the lives of the residents of Forest Park on Joliet’s eastside for over 20 years. The FPCC provides the neighborhood with a wealth of programs and services including early learning and afterschool programs, library, family empowerment workshops, computer training, job readiness and dress for success programs, restorative justice program, counseling and a food pantry.

In 2013, the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provided the Forest Park Community Center with a grant to implement a new Computer Advantage Program. This 9-month program introduces pre-school-aged children to computers in an effort to increase their vocabulary and reading skills. In the FPCC, Early Learning Center, qualified instructors engage children with an intensive and explicit researched-based curriculum. Since 2013, over 25 children have taken advantage of this free program.

There is also a job readiness component to the Computer Advantage Program which provides adults with computer training and necessary skills to be competitive in the labor market. To date, over 50 Forest Park residents have participated in this workforce development program with 15 securing employment.

For more information about the programs and services available at the Forest Park Community Center, call (815) 727-7898.



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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.